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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEEKEND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 & SUNDAY 12, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Saturday, September 11, was the 254th day of 2010. With 111 days left in the year. It is Patriot Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Saturday was Patriot Day (file photo)

* On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America’s worst day of terrorism. Hijackers took control of four jetliners, two of which smashed into New York’s  World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one jetliner crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a western Pennsylvania field.

* In 1814, an American fleet scored a victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

* In 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit career base hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing a record held by Ty Cobb.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

48 Kristy McNichol, actress.

43 Harry Connick, Jr., singer/actor.

33 Jon Buckland, rock musician from the group Coldplay.

33 Ludacris, aka Chris Bridges, rap music singer.

DAILY ALMANAC

Sunday, September 12, is the 255th day of 2010. There are 110 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1918, during World War I, U.S. forces led by General John J. Pershing launched a successful attack on the Germans near Verdun, France.

* In 1943, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government.

* In 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

* In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its Luna 2 space probe, which made a crash landing on the moon.

* In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the Ethiopian military after 58 years.

* In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry and controversy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 George Jones, country singer of the country songs, Tennessee Whiskey & He Stopped Loving Her Today.

70 Linda Gray, actress who played Sue Ellen Ewing on the TV show Dallas.

32 Ruben Studdard, American Idol champion and singer.

29 Jennifer Hudson, American Idol champion and singer/actress.

Reds celebrate Pete Rose’s 4192, 25 years later

Major League Baseball’s all-time hits king, Pete Rose made a rare-on-the-field appearance Saturday before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his record-setting hit number 4,192 at Cinergy Field.

Pete Rose stood at first base and tipped his cap to the screaming crowd in his native Cincinnati.

Wearing his patented Number 14 jersey, Rose was given permission by Major League Baseball to go on the field for the festive occasion.

Pete Rose (wfe cc photo)

Rose broke Ty Cobb’s record with a single to left-field off San Diego pitcher, the late Eric Show on September 11, 1985.

Rose, now 69-years-old, was greeted at first base by former teammates Tony Perez, Cesar Geronimo and several other former Reds players. Reds owner Bob Castellini gave Rose a trophy commemorating the anniversary.

Rose finished his career with 4,256 hits. He agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 for gambling on baseball.

There is a rose garden outside Great American Ball Park commemorating the spot where his record hit landed where Cinergy Field once stood.

compiled from staff, wire & Cincinnati Reds news

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 30, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2010. There are 123 days remaining before we get to the year 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 30, 1997, The entire world learned about the car crash in Paris that killed Princess Diana. Because of the time difference in the United States than in Paris, France, it was August 31 where the crash occurred.

* In 1861, Union General John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves in there to be free. Fremont’s order was countermanded days later by President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1905, Ty Cobb made his major-league debut for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. The Tigers won 3-1. Cobb went on to become known at “The Georgia Peach” and is a Hall of Fame member.

* In 1963, the “Hot Link” communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation.

* In 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

* In 1983, Guion S. Buford, Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Andy Roddick is celebrating his 28th birthday today (file photo)

91 Kitty Wells, country singer.

83 Bill Daily, actor who played Major Roger Healy, the bachelor astronaut on I Dream of Jeannie TV show.

67 Jean-Claude Killy, skier and Olympic gold medalist.

The Mod Squad (L to R) Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton & Tige Andrews ( wfe & cc photo)

63 Peggy Lipton, actress from The Mod Squad TV show where she portrayed Julie Barnes. She co-starred with Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole and Tige Andrews.

62 Lewis Black, comedian.

47 Michael Chiklis, actor from the TV show The Shield.

38 Cameron Diaz, actress.

28 Andy Roddick, ATP tennis star and former high school basketball teammate of fellow tennis rival, Mardy Fish. He is the husband of model Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.